Italian packaging machines producer SMI has developed a new type of stackable container in PET called ‘neck-in- bottle’, which features a deeper bottom hollow.
The configuration allows to stack several layers of bottles without any space gap in-between.
Due to the new bottom design, the neck of the bottles on a given pallet layer inserts into the bottom hollow of the bottles completely standing on the overlying layer.
The container is manufactured by the company’s division Smiform’s stand-alone stretch-blow molding machines and ECOBLOC compact systems of bottle blowing, filling and capping.
According to the company, the new solution ensures substantial benefits.
The advantages include better use of space on the pallet, packaging cost reduction, transport and storage optimization, waste reduction and improved visual appeal of the pallet.
Image: SMI’s neck-in- bottle stackable containers